Hyundai has taken the fluidic design language to almost all its cars in its line up, so much so it’s hard to differentiate between cars. And the company is planning on rolling out at least five more vehicles in the next two years – and expect all of them to sport the same fluidic design theme.
CarToq takes you through what are Hyundai’s likely launches over the next two years in India, across vehicle categories, from hatchback to MPVs and SUVs.
New Hyundai i10
Hyundai will launch a refreshed i10 next year with two new engine choices. This will include a 1-litre Kappa, three-cylinder petrol engine that is cited to be extremely fuel-efficient. It will have more power and torque than the present 1.1 litre Epsilon engine in the present base and mid-variant Hyundai i10. What is more interesting is that Hyundai is also planning to launch a diesel i10 with a 1.1 litre four-cylinder engine that is under development in Korea. This will be Hyundai’s smallest engine in its line up and will also likely be locally produced in India. The Hyundai i10 with a 1.1 litre diesel engine is likely to be launched by September next year. The car will have a few cosmetic upgrades to the headlamp, grille and tail-lamps as well. Read more: Hyundai i10 diesel coming next year.
Fluidic Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe is likely to get a makeover next year and be replaced with the Santa Fe that was showcased at the Geneva Auto Show this year. This new Santa Fe sports the familiar fluidic design theme, with a large hexagonal grille. It will be slightly longer and have more interior space than the present Santa Fe. It is expected to be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that puts out 221 Bhp of power and 500 Nm of torque making it more powerful than the current model which is powered y a 2.2-litre CRDi motor that puts out 195 Bhp of power and 420 Nm of torque. The launch in India will take place only after its international debut in the first half of the year. Read more: Fluidic Santa Fe launch in 2013
Hyundai has been showcasing the Hyundai Veloster sports coupe around the country and taking feedback from customers about it. The Veloster is seen as the poor-man’s sports car. It is a two door (three in some countries), four-seater sports coupe that’s powered by a 1.6 litre petrol engine putting out a modest 138 bhp of power. Hyundai is likely to bring in the Veloster as a full import, which would make it slightly pricey at about Rs. 20 lakh, but it will appeal to those who want a sports car that stands out on the road. If Hyundai decides to assemble it locally, it could bring the price down to about Rs. 15 lakh for this car. Read more: Hyundai customer care says Veloster coming!
The Hyundai Genesis is the company’s flagship luxury car in its line up. The company has not officially announced plans to bring it to the Indian market, but after showcasing it at the previous Auto Expo in 2010, Hyundai is slowly moving up the value chain toward luxury cars. The Genesis, if launched will compete with the likes of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, but will offer far more space and features. The Genesis is likely to sport a 2-litre turbo-petrol engine with 210 bhp or even the Hyundai Sonata’s 2.4 GDI petrol engine. It will be priced above Rs. 36 lakh as it will be a full import and may be launched sometime in 2014.
Hyundai HexaSpace MPV
Hyundai is keenly eyeing the multipurpose vehicle (MPV) market in India after the success of the Maruti Ertiga, Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova, as well as compact SUVs such as the Renault Duster. Hyundai showcased the HexaSpace concept MPV at the last Auto Expo. It is a spacious and versatile vehicle, with a B-pillar-less construction, making getting in and out of the vehicle quite easy. It sports the same fluidic design theme that most other Hyundai vehicles in India now have. When launched the HexaSpace MPV may be at a slight premium to the Mahindra Xylo and Ertiga, and would probably compete with the Toyota Innova at about the Rs. 12 lakh price point. Read more: Four hot MPVs coming next year
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